A wood stove fireplace is a good way to heat your home when off the grid.
I heat my cabin with a wood stove during the winter season. This is a photo of my wood stove with a EcoFan. The EcoFan is really cool it has no power or batteries it works off the heat of the stove.

I recommend that you have your wood stove installed by a professional.
All operating wood stoves require specific minimum distances or clearance between the bottom, top, sides, front and back of the stove. Insufficient clearance could cause heat produced by the woodstove to cause a serious fire.

I recommend that the woodstove chimney on the top of the roof is about 2 feet higher then the roof peak.