I'm completely new to wood stoves but would like to install one as the heating source in a small cabin on which we've just begun construction. The cabin will be 840 sq. ft. (30'X28') with 2 bedrooms, bath, kitchen and dining/living room. I have a good supply of trees on the property so a wood supply is not an issue. The cabin is located in northern Michigan and will be used primarily in spring and fall. Here are my questions: 1. Can I heat this with a wood stove alone? Or would it be best to add some electric baseboard heat in the rooms as well? 2. What manufacturers/models/sizes should I be considering? 3. Is location of the stove in a cabin of this size a big deal? I'd like it in a corner of the living room but can locate it closer to the center of the floor plan if necessary. 4. Steel vs. cast iron...is there a performance difference? Any advise you folks can offer to a brand new wood burner would be much appreciated. Thanks.