How expensive and hard would it be to install a new wood burni fireplace into a house that doesn't have the vents or chimney? We would want to put into the basement and does anyone have any idea how much this would cost. It's a one story house.
Far too many variables to come up with an accurate estimate. Best approach is to get an on-site quote from a local contractor who specializes in such work. You can specify to him/her exactly what you want.
I'd suggest you be sitting down when he presents his number to you. The shock might cause your head to spin.