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.

21 March 2010


Our living room is going to be double height to incorporate a mezzanine that will house an office and a snug area, as well as providing access to the roof terrace.

The pitched roof will be supported by beams placed across a minimum 1 metre diameter hollow concrete column containing a wood burning stove at the bottom. The column will be made using the same technique as the concrete tubes that lined the well. It will be shaped like a tree - wide at the base tapering gradually and then spreading out at its full height of 8 metres.

The first step was to construct a reinforcing cage made of steel, hand wired together to strengthen the column. The next step was to install it in the middle of the living room........................

As you can see from the above storyboard, things under the supervision of Hipolito didn't quite go to plan. Time for the boss to step in..............

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