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.

17 November 2011


Although we had completed the boundary wall and fencing, we were still vulnerable to animals wanting to munch on our newly planted trees in the outer area as we had a gaping hole where the main entrance gate was to be installed.

Our talented welder Phillipe, who had made our metal windows and doors came up to our property to make the gate as, this time, there was no question of him being able to remove it from his workshop.  It is formed from two large gates to allow large lorries and coaches to enter and there is an integral door for walking in and out.

One side of the gate is propped up on wooden blocks to install the hinges.
Ed checks the level with Rosando.
The locking bar is checked.
Both sides of the gate are in place.
Final adjustments to the hinges.
We then make drains to take rainwater underneath the gate, then make a stone driveway to prevent heavy vehicles getting stuck in mud in the rainy season.

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