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.

22 May 2011


We experimented with several different colour combinations when it came to painting the column.  We had liked the pure white of the plaster but the column disappeared against the white lime washed walls.  Then we tried some tree colours, an olive green and a warm wood colour, but they made the column look like a fake tree - not the effect we were after.  In the end we took some subtle colours from the stone columns - grey and cream.

 Finally we were ready to start taking down the scaffolding platform and reveal the column.

Ed has to use the chainsaw to cut the main posts that were buried in the ground.

June is delighted with the result
....and Ed can't resist hugging our tree sculpture.

That evening we were able to see the roof lit for the first time.

A great night view of the column from outside.

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