I will say it dries pretty well if you keep it pitched rather than hang it up to dry. I also sleep with head to door as the walls are not very high. Or I sleep across it near the door. As I use it solo it doesn't realy matter which way I sleep. I do use a large double blow up matress. I guess if you had just a mat it wouldn't be so much of a problem sleeping with feet to door. But I sleep with head to door in most tents anyway. The porch does not have a groundsheet so you might need an extra bit for that if you plan to store gear in the porch area. I just take a small bit of a lightweight plastic groundsheet that gave up the ghost years ago. But as it's mainly cooking gear outside I don't normaly worry too much. Plenty of room inside for a kit bag or rucksack even with two people.