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simple, safe non-electric options for cooking in a tiny house

 
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I am beginning to build a tiny house in southwestern Nova Scotia (Canada) where it is pretty damp and cold. I am not interested in having any electricity in the house which makes finding a simple, safe alternative for cooking somewhat of a challenge. I have looked at wood stoves, propane, alcohol and just about everything else. They are so expensive it is ridiculous!!! Does anyone have any ideas how to make this work? Am scouring kijiji and various online sales all to no avail. Getting desperate now.... help!!!
 
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Silverfire rocket stove with chimney: http://www.silverfire.us/page_11_15/silverfire-hunter

Kerosene stoves, popular with some Amish communities: http://www.stpaulmercantile.com/index.php?action=store&page=KeroseneStovesAndOven

There is always the Coleman propane stove.

What you consider cheap or safe may be different than mine, but I could live with any of these.

 
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you could (depending on what you are cooking) go with the cheapest cook stove ever made that works amazing for around 15 min (probably a bit longer, not sure) at a time I recommend the Penny Stove.
http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-mini-stove-penny-stove/
that link has one part you dont need, skip the insulation.

I used one of these when power was out for several days, one roughly 2 ounce charge of denatured alcohol would cook a 3 egg omelette and boil enough water for a large hot coco/coffee/tea with no problems.
 
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