Yes, solar power is part of my plan. Right now I have an 80 watt panel on top of my van. I put it there a couple of years ago when we were camping a lot. I have 2 deep cycle batteries and a 1,000 watt inverter in my van as well, and it has been great to know we can always have a fan, lights, laptop, etc. and not be taxing our van's battery.
I won't be able to afford a larger solar and 12 volt set-up for a while, but for the time-being we will use electricity from our landlord's home. I do not know much about wiring the tiny house for 12 volt dc, so if anyone can point me to some good informative websites, please do.
I would also like to have the option of a tiny wood stove as well. I'm looking at the 4-Dog Stove Company's wood burners. They are 'portable' wood stoves, but they have an excellent reputation for strength and stability. They have 2-dog, 3-dog, 4-dog, and 5-dog models - I think I'd be fine with a 2 or 3 dog.
I have been in love with the Esse stove for many years... alas, I would have to really save up for this beauty.
I also love the Baker's Oven.
But I know for a tiny house I would need one of the smallest wood stoves out there.
Right now I have one of these (electric) :
It puts out a lot of heat, and I wonder if I may use it partially for heat in my tiny house? I am planning on using one of these for our main heat source:
And since I sleep with one of these, my night-time heat is covered :) His name is Barkley :)