My sweetie is Australian, and he swears that a Hill's Hoist is the best clothes line system in the world! Don't know if they are available in North America or not, but apparently they fold, and can take alot of weight. He and his sibs used to hang off them as kids! We use a line, and a folding plastic coated wire stand.. If you get a stand, I would recommend one that is more solid, like wood. Good luck!