Living on a houseboat is an experience like no other. Creating power by your own means, solar, wind or generator. Waking up each morning to stoke the fire. Both in the summer and winter living on a houseboat gives you a backyard like no other. It gives you a thrill like no other to know that you depend on no one but yourself.
That being said there are 2 times a year when living on a houseboat can be some what risky. During freeze up and thawing. Think about it, how do you get from mainland to a house when the ice is to thick to cut through but to thin to safely walk on. Well this video I found will give you an idea. You will also get a tour of some of Yellowknife’s more famous houseboats.