I've read the benefits of sun drying clothes and how they outweigh a clothes dryer. Just google it :). My husband and I are allergic to a few things outdoors such as pollen. Our solution? We have many windows in our dining room so we've tucked a clothesline system behind our curtains that we unwind after we wash (in cold/homemade laundry detergent) and then hang out clothes. We don't have any neighbors across the street and just found out that a church bought that field, yay for not embarrasing my kids while my clothes air drying indoor 1920's style during the day. I take them down before they get home and even on the occasional weekends so far they are used to my system and don't mind.