I looked at houseboats and it just seems like with 10-12 people it would just be really cramped. Most of us are pretty tall and the rooms just feel really clostrafobic. dont get me wrong
they are really nice, and some are pretty spacious but, with 2 small kids running around, and mostly all the guys being over 6 foot, I would feel like shaq in a motel 6 room. Plus for the amount of money spending, seems like a lakefront house would be a little better.
I really would like to do the whole houseboat thing as an experience but without the kids