About Milt and Jamie Lee
I'm Jamie Lee and that guy in the picture with his hand up is my husband, Milt. We've been together for the past 26 years, and every year presents a new adventure and many opportunities to create and grow together. In 2009 we bought 20 acres of land in Northern Minnesota with the idea of experimenting with sustainable construction techniques. We thought we'd build a nice little straw bale cabin and come back each summer to enjoy it. Well, it didn't go quite the way we thought it would.
In fact, we fell in love with our tiny bit of earth and our beautiful earthen home. We decided not to return to South Dakota but to stay here and continue to build on to what we started.
Everybody needs a map to create the life they most want to live. I've spent my life learning to help others create that map. I do personal development workshops and now I help organizations gain clarity and strength. Milt is a producer--radio, film, television, music . . . he loves to have his hands on a dozen dials. Be has also become a builder with a capital "B".
As happens with many people when they get older, we want to direct our energies to helping others craft a life of purpose, meaning and joy. We also want to help others leave a light footprint on the earth. That is why we have begun to grow our humble dwellings into a "campus" where we can invite others to come and learn and build and create.
The name "Many Kites" comes from an international conference on family constellation work that was titled "Many Kites Flying in the Same Wind." It suites my vision of the world. We can be as diverse and different from one another as night and day and yet we are all flying in the same wind.
Two Poles. That is kind of a joke. When we first arrived there were two utility poles at the end of our driveway so that is how we told everybody to find us--look for Two Poles. Then the utility company camp and removed both poles and put in a small box. Oh well. We still liked calling our place Two Poles. We're looking forward to putting together many hands-on builder events to help others learn to work with natural construction materials.
Welcome to our crazy world.