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.
03 December 2009
MOVING THE ADOBES
At the beginning of the rainy season (December to March) we started to get concerned about the huge spread of piles of adobe bricks, and the difficulty in keeping them covered against the rain.
So we decided to move them into one huge mountain, and construct a roof made of poles and tarpaulin to keep the rain away.
Even in the rainy season it only rains about once a week, but the force of the downpours could potentially turn our adobe bricks into piles of mud.
Until we got the walls built and the roof on, we had to protect our precious oblongs of dirt.
The moody skies were threatening!