Ah. The question is more clear.
I would still start thinking about fuels.
The following reflects my opinions; there are surely lots of "right" answers.
For starters, a fireplace (because they are pretty and take the chill off) or wood stove (a little less lovely, but lots better at heating). Wood warms over and over: when you cut it, when you split it, when you stack it, when you carry it inside, and when you burn it.
For cooking my first choice would be propane, followed by kerosene, followed by diesel. Propane will be more convenient if you can get it delivered to large external tanks. There are safety issues associated with propane installation and use so read up. Propane-fired refrigerators are also available, so you can solve both problems at once. There are lots of quite good cooktops and ovens available that run on propane. Kerosene, diesel, and even wood-fired stoves are available although pricey and will take some getting used to.
I'd start out with paraffin lamps for lighting until you get a handle on your actual usage of the place before sinking a lot of money into solar or wind alternative energy sources along with the expensive battery banks and invertors that make up off-the-grid power systems.
Compare prices between the self-sufficiency supply outlets (like Lehmans), RV stores, and marine vendors for the best prices and values.
When are we invited up for house-warming?