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Forgive me, but what do you mean by “pancake?”

You are not the first person to mention the “indoor rain” that can be an issue with an earthship. I think the thing that disturbs me about it, is the lack of response by the designers. Even those who spent money on custom plans seem to have issues in certain climates.

Michelle and I have tentatively modified our plans because of this. While we fully intend on a atrium, I am really thinking of a more conventional sewer for the toilet waste and all of the grey water exiting the house…skipping the planters altogether.

What have you done to remedy your problem?

PS, that is not the only thing that seems to be recurring when you ask people if they have had troubles. Some folks get cult-like if you question certain things…treating the designer, who shall remain un-named, like a deity.

The sad thing is, unless the designer is told of issues, they cannot be tackled. We are all in a learning state and the sharing of info—good and bad—is paramount for ongoing improvements in this style of home.