So you have always wanted a place on the lake but money, or the lack of it, has been the sticking point. Well I have the answer – A BOB-HOUSE! Those are the small sheds you see on the ice built for the ultimate fishing enthusiast, an ice fisherman. Most bob-houses are anything but beautiful but on the ice they seem as if they belong. Their roughness seems to match the below-zero winds and temperatures that move across a lake during winter. On the bigger lakes in New Hampshire, such as Winnipesaukee, it seems as if entire villages spring up. Years ago, there were so many on Winnipesaukee’s ice that they even had their own post office box with mail being delivered right to the bob-house. We have them right here in Lyme on Post Pond! Free lakefront – no one inspects them- no one will tell you to build them to code. But you will need to add to the outside some reflectors so that a snowmobile will avoid it at night. And of course you must remove them usually by April Fool’s Day or before the thaw!