A houseboat (different from boathouse, which is a shed for storing boats) is a boat that has been designed or modified to be used primarily as a home. Some houseboats are not motorized, because they are usually moored, kept stationary at a fixed point and often tethered to land to provide utilities. However, many are capable of operation under their own power.
House boats have become a unique form of group structure.
A houseboat makes it easy to experience
Houseboats are a unique transformation of a simple concept of boats on water. As their name illustrates, these boats function as an alternate residential paradigm. In many countries across the world, houseboats have been a mainstay for countless decades and even centuries. Presently, the number of people opting to live on such residential vessels is gaining immense popularity and significance, even in countries which are not associated generally with such a concept.
In Zimbabwe, specifically on Lake Kariba, houseboats have been in use since the creation of the lake in the late 1950s/early 1960s. A houseboat makes it easy to experience the Zambezi basin and all the associated wildlife, as a lot of game come down to the water for drinking and to cool down.
Every standard houseboat provides a balcony in the front, a lounge, dining room, pantry and three or more bedrooms with attached bathrooms. All houseboats not moored to the bank of the river or lakes.