Our dryer broke. Rather than buy a new one, I've experimented with using an old fashioned clothesline. Jon and I joke it's our new "Solar Power Dryer!" One surprise is how much easier it is to do the wash with young babies in my house. Our one year old plays at her water table while I hang up the laundry. The 2 year old and 6 year old love to help me. I enjoy being outside in a sunshine instead of working in a dark basement. So far the experiment is 3 weeks along and going well.