I'm renting an apartment in Paris this March that has a combo washer-dryer. We did this once before, and I don't think the clothes even got as dry as they do in my washer at home. I've read that you need to take out 1/2 of the clothes before you dry, but I'm not sure how much that is starting with. Wouldn't it be easier just to start with 1/2 as many clothes? Do you just fill the washer up 1/2 way?
I should have about 2 days for things to line dry (before I have to pack them to go to Amsterdam), but when we were in Paris in June 2009 it seemed to take 2 or 3 days for things to dry. I don't know if there wasn't enough ventilation or what. At home I generally don't line dry a lot, and if I'm going to it's on a clothesline outside so things dry quicker (and seem to be softer than drying in the house).
From the photos, I think there might be a heated towel rack in the bathroom, so that's the only option I've come up with so far.
I know there are quite a few posters on here who use these types of washer-dryer combos at home, so I thought I would check for suggestions.