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.

19 March 2011


Oruro is the best place to be in Bolivia for Carnaval, but it is an exhausting and expensive experience.   By contrast Yotala, our nearest town, is a more intimate setting for the festivities.  

Families gather in the plaza
Jelly and cream

The dreaded globos - water filled balloons
Emergency ponchos are a good way to stay dry
No-one is too young to be skilled with the water guns
Balloon seller
Roast pig - a Yotala delicacy
A cross decorated with fruit, corn and other offerings heads the parade
Local women dancing

04 March 2011


June is lime washing the terrace
Ed is lime washing the terrace

...and we decide to paint the dome blue

Ed finishes the complicated network of pipes and valves in the pool/jacuzzi pump house.