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.

29 December 2011


The decision to embark on a mosaic project for our large outdoor jacuzzi could have been seen as a crazy one.  Ed and I had no time to devote to the precision and continuous application required, so we decided to train our Workaway volunteers.  We chose the tile colours and drew out the design, showed how to break the tile, mix the adhesive to the correct consistency, stick it to the walls flat with no huge gaps and no tiny pieces, mix the grout, fill the cracks and then wipe it off to create a smooth finish.
Sina works on one of our fun fish.
The concentration is intense!
Soon the walls are completed and only the rim is left to do.
The grouting of the rim is still to be done but the jacuzzi looks beautiful.
Plenty of room for a few guests on the seat.
A good view of the fish.
Sina is so happy to be the one to finish the mosaic work.
Our volunteers did such a great job, with none of them having any experience of this kind of work.  We still had a bit of finishing work to do with the taps, the installation of a pump for the air jets and the solar heating system that we had planned.........

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