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 February 2011


Ed found time to fit out one side of the walk-in wardrobe.  It's huge, but we wanted to avoid buying furniture for storage, and to keep the bedrooms uncluttered.  On the top shelf you can just see our camping gear.

Plenty of space for shoes!

13 February 2011


With the terracing around the pool completed it was time to continue the work across the front of the living room and around the side to the front entrance.

A great view of the different processes involved

View of the completed terrace from inside the living room

Geronimo and his team also terraced around the front entrance.  We decided on concrete pillars to support a steel porch roof that would be made at a later date.

The slope at the side of the living room was rather steep, but by incorporating steps into the design Ed was able to reduce the effect of the gradient.

06 February 2011


Time to introduce our family.

Chasca (godess of princesses) and Sumaq (handsome), both Quechua names, were found by Ed in the market in Sucre.  He bought them for £5/$7.50 each.

Chasca and Sumaq as kittens
Now they are fully grown and barely fit in their bed
We adopted two puppies from an animal rescue organisation in Sucre.  

Poor Cassi was so emaciated, her head was almost as big as her body.  She had a severe limp from muscle wastage.

 Dixie was in better shape but very timid.

Now they are beautiful, healthy six month old puppies, loving the space and freedom they have at Sky Hacienda.