Moving around to the front of the Roundhouse, where the full height glass windows and doors will be installed to take advantage of the spectacular views such as these..............
We were so impressed with the quality of Jeronimo's stonework - assisted by Freddy - that we decided to build the columns to support the doors and windows out of stone.
The columns are built onto the foundation walls with each stone being selected to provide a clean line for the window and door frames to abutt. However, Ed has decided to have some of the column edges rough to give the impression of the walls having been part of a ruin. The adobe bricks can then be incorporated using mud between the jagged edges and the adobe bricks.
Hipolito, our foreman, is not a bad stonemason either - this is his work, the first column in my bedroom.
View from the other side
Another fine example of the quality of work produced by our team.
ABOUT SKY HACIENDA
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.