Welcome to Driving Nanook

Nanook   /ˈnænuːk/ ;  Inuktitut :  ᓇᓄᖅ  [1]   [naˈnuq] , [2]  lit. "polar bear"

Nanook /ˈnænuːk/; Inuktitut: ᓇᓄᖅ[1] [naˈnuq],[2] lit. "polar bear"

 In 2017, we sold our home and most of our belongings, put our valuables in storage and moved into a temporary one-bedroom apartment. Soon after, we quit our jobs and began searching for a van to convert to a full-time tiny home on wheels.

Just when we thought we might never find the right van, a nice man named Tim answered our prayers. Only 6ooo Km, a smiling front end, and a big round white body complete with ice blue decals. We scooped her up off the market, dusted her off, and lovingly dubbed her, NANOOK.

A few short months later, and a PILE of hard work, we completed our camper, said goodbye to our apartment in the country, hugged and kissed our loved ones, and set off on the adventure of our lives. 

Over the couple of years, we will take you with us across our home and native land and beyond, as we explore our continent, chase our curiosity, indulge our personal interests, and ultimately get lost together.

To follow our adventure, check out the blog section of this website or follow us on our various social platforms.


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