This French family lives in an ice-locked boat in northern Canada

By on Jan 16th

Eric Brossier and family — photo by Eric Brossier.

Many thanks to Hailey, who shared this article about a French family living in an ice-locked yacht with their three and a five-year-old:

This is the second year the family has spent in Grise Fiord, but Brossier and his family are no strangers to living on a boat in the Arctic. They also spent five years on a boat near Spitsbergen, which is an island near Norway. Brossier's eldest daughter was only 12 days old when her parents first brought her on board.

"Our neighbours were really the polar bears. I think we saw 800 polar bears in five years so it was not many people," he said.

Last winter, they were 50 kilometres away from the community and only went to town once a month or so for supplies. This year, they're right in the town.

'Our neighbours were really the polar bears. I think we saw 800 polar bears in five years, so it was not many people.'
—Eric Brossier
He said they prefer this life to a bustling city life they would have back home in Europe.

"We live here without any agenda and without any tight schedule. When you start something you have time to finish it," he said. "Of course there are some things we cannot do. We miss mainly our families but we are already with our own little family… and it's easier nowadays to keep in touch with Skype and the internet."

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