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.
13 August 2010
STARTING THE INTERNAL FLOORS
We are laying earthern floors in the two bedrooms, the walk-in wardrobe and the corridor (pictured left).
We began with a deep layer of gravel to allow any moisture in the earth to drain freely rather than rising into the walls.
In my bedroom, we installed plumbing and made a concrete pedestal to support the bathtub. This will later be decorated with pebble mosaic.
It makes a huge difference having at least one layer of the floor in place. The floor is drying well in my bedroom, although it will take around three weeks to be ready for the next layer.
Ed's room is drying well - thanks to the intense afternoon sun.
The adobe floors will soak up the warmth of the sun during the day and hold the heat when the sun goes down.
In the bathrooms and the utility room we have layed concrete floors that will be tiled in stone.