dollars and sense
Cohousing is rarely subsidized. Because cohousers must share the cost of larger common spaces, prices are usually at least market rate.
For many urban families, built in playmates, shared resources and city amenities more than make up for a big back yard. Using community guest rooms for visitors means you don't have to pay for that extra bedroom. And, having a common space extends your living room and lets you connect with more people more easily and at no extra cost.