We are glad to introduce Tadelakt Portugal,
We, Tadelakt Portugal represent a small group of Malem´s, (professional tadelakt masters) that know who to work with Traditional Tadelakt application in very skilled ways. We have been in active in Portugal and many other locations throughout Europe for almost 2 decades.

This traditional Nort-African Lime plaster technique is like Art, it is a craft form. Its Handmade and Unique. These days there are plenty of imitations made with cement and plastic components, but none of them gives the same silky look and feeling as the real thing does. Tadelakt is not an easy job, its highly sensitive and a very labour intensive application. Tadelakt is 100% handwork – it is as if we are shaping a ceramic statue or a piece of art, in the home,  the bathroom, hammam or other.

The last 25 years Tadelakt became well known and much sought after by many architects and private clients. Tadelakt has a certain charm that made it so popular; besides it being an ecologically reasonable and a healthy solution, it is simply beautiful. Tadelakt is thé elegant solution for many areas for both the traditional as well as a modern home, a cafe, restaurant, gallery, bathroom, entree, private or public space.

Currently Tadelakt Portugal is also Tadelakt World.

By invitation from Gia Mantra Global Village at
least 2 of our team members will shortly arrive in India.

We will be starting to give courses and training teams for the application.

To learn Tadelakt to become skilled in the various circumstance of modern day construction will take time and experience. 

We also will aim to setup shop to provide a production line of proper
Tadelakt Lime, and the necessary tools, pigments and others necessities for the job.

The main location will be at Gia Mantra Global Village. Currently there are Earth Building workshops: https://www.giamantra.org/neb-workshop

Gia Mantra is a wonderful Eco Initiative for a sustainable Global Village, its located in Southern India, Tamil Nadu. Tiruvannamalai.

Its Location about 4 hours away from Chennai Airport. 2 hours from Auroville and Pondicherry.

The current monthly workshops for clay/rammed earth building are attended by many architects, engineers and private clients. Added to the workshops given at Gia Mantra will soon be Tadelakt. This will be followed by production and courses regarding lime paint, clay paint, natural oil paints, Stucco Vientiane and other
applications of Lime and clay.

The Gia Mantra project is led by Donald Siqueira and Roos van Dam
and their team – it’s a medium to large scale eco village setup and it is wonderful. Various sustainable initiatives such as bigger scale organic farming, food forests, microgreens and aquaponics are likely to set off here in the near future as well.

Tadelakt Portugal also represents Tadelakt World.​

M. Goverts and M. Szatkowska are the current travelling partners starting these Tadelakt initiatives in Asia.

For Tadelakt Portugal contact: +351 964 319 680 Fatima Barahona​

For Tadelakt World contact: Fatima Barahona +351 964 319 680

or Machiel Goverts and Magda Szatkowska +91 9597544114 /
+91 9566400320 / +48 607263162or write to tadelakt@gmail.com

More information about Gia Mantra Global Village
Donald Siqueira  |  +91 77090 19445 Rose Van Dam / Karthiga  |  +91 63822 87988

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