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.

16 November 2010


With the floor dry, we needed to quickly move on to pouring the walls of the pool. Our men were taking their annual summer holiday from the 16th December until after the New Year and we wanted to finish the pool in time for Christmas.

We lined the walls with wood then braced them with eucalyptus posts. Again, re-inforcing steel was used to strengthen the walls.

On the right of the photo you can see the wheelbarrows lined up to take the cement mix to be poured into the walls.

The pool steps were a little more complicated, requiring forms made of thin plywood to hold the cement in place.

The finished steps looked amazing - sharp and smooth. Our design combined the features of a lap pool with a sitting and cooling off area to the side for our less energetic clients.

It only remained for some final trowelling out of the rough edges.

Our maestro, Geronimo, was rightly proud of the finished product. He and his team had worked hard to get the pool finished. Armed with their traditional gifts of Christmas food baskets they left the site for a well-deserved holiday with their families.

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