June Donaldson and Edward Garry live at an altitude of 2,600 metres in Mosoj Llajta, Yotala, 20 minutes from the colonial city of Sucre in Bolivia, South America. Using earth and stones from the land, we have sculpted beautiful buildings which compliment the high desert landscape and incorporate creative and innovative elements of design.

We have designed a high quality hotel in Sucre for guests who want to get off the treadmill of travelling from city to city in South America. At Sky Hacienda you can dictate your own timing and choose how to enjoy your stay, whether it is doing very little or exploring the best that the Andes in Bolivia has to offer.

09 December 2009


Having struck water, we then had to line the 11 metre dirt walls with concrete tubes. We made a form using thin plywood and reinforcing rods wired together.

We made one tube every day, so it took a while to amass the sixteen tubes required.

The tubes were lowered one by one using strong rope and even stronger men!

Ed adds his weight to ensure their are no gaps between the tubes.

A wall of river stone is built to support the tubes above ground.

And the finishing touches are applied. Later on we will build a small pump house to contain the well and keep the pump secure. But there is the pressing need to get on with the house build as we are now in the rainy season.

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