Cohousing homes typically cost more than other new condos or townhomes, for several reasons:
- Cohousing neighborhoods offer generous common facilities that are unheard of in traditional attached housing developments.
- Cohousing projects typically incorporate environmentally sustainable features that cost more in the short run, although they often pay off over time.
- Cohousing neighborhoods are built on a smaller, more intimate scale than most new neighborhoods today.
In addition to energy savings that cohousers experience after moving in, cohousers often find that common meals and other shared costs help reduce their daily living expenses.