House Dream Meanings
Sigmund Freud carried out much research into what houses mean in our dreams.
A house from a dream psychology perspective represents “thy self” therefore, the house represents your own personality and also a social image. The spiritual meaning of a house is much more focused on transformation and the condition of the house is really important. The house per say is representative of our own spiritual growth and objectives. I had a dream once of a house I later moved into. Obviously, I had never seen the house before my dream. Sometimes the house can represent a future house that you will live in.
I like to turn to folklore to first analyze our dreams which I have detailed below. Houses represent “you” they are connected to how you are feeling. A dream about houses can come in many different forms. For the ancient Persians, the dream of a house means you may experience a pleasant event, like a wedding or social gathering. In the Western tradition, the dream of a house has many explanations, which I will cover below.
If you have not seen the house before, this dream often indicates that you could be changing your property shortly. It is clear from this dream that there is a change required in order for you to feel more content. If you encounter somebody else in the house, this suggests that it is time to communicate with others. An impressive manor house demonstrates that you are conscious of spiritual development. If you dream of changing a property, this shows that you have a number of hobbies very important to you. The key message here is to follow your heart in matters connected to friendships.
What is the general meaning of a dream about houses?
Houses can represent certain aspects of your life. In dream dictionaries, the “house” is connected to your own personality. Sometimes in dreams you go back in time. When life becomes complex then it is common for you to dream of a childhood home. These dreams sometimes happen when we are going through a life-changing moment such as a new relationship, a new job or alternatively a graduation. A haunted house or threatening home in a dream can indicate that you are worried about problems in life. This could be your own mind focused on trying to unravel problems in waking life. Seeing the interior of a house in a dream can be powerful and provide insights into the future. Dreams about houses can be segmented into the actual room that was presented in the dream.
I found myself dreaming of houses on a regular basis. Dreams are a very good mirror of our internal feelings. The dreams of a house can helpers understand the world and also our own inner feelings. When we dream the house becomes symbolism and there are many common dream interpretations focused around what the house can mean. As we spend about 30% of our lives asleep it is no wonder that dreams of a house sometimes occur. The house itself can indicate a mirror and how we are feeling. It can include the current state of mind, how we experience relationships and also how images in our daily lives can transfer into a dream state.
What is the folklore dream meaning of a house?
In my library collection I have many dream books and I always like to cover what the folklore means regarding a dream. You need to take this with a pinch of salt, but here are the For example, if you dream that you own a house, you will do well financially.
- A dream of a burning house tells that a great danger lurks, or that the weather will be good.
- A house in ruins means that in real life things will end quite badly, possibly a family member may have serious health problems.
- To see another person’s house in ruins indicates that you may encounter arguing with someone in waking life.
- To dream of a house often indicates that you may be feeling threatened by another person. Being aware of a house in your dream will usually become a positive omen. If you find yourself outside a house it means that you are going to be interested in external matters. If you are aware of any type of work being carried out on a property, it suggests that you need to conduct some work into something in the waking world. To dream of an attractive property shows that a happy time is ahead.
- If you dream of a house by the sea, it is time to relax and take things easy.
- If your dream is focused on your own property or your home, it symbolizes that you are going to have good news in the future.
- If you see your house ruined, or blown up this can indicate a minor illness of a friend or relative.
- If you go home in your dream and you find everything in order, it means that you are going to enjoy prosperity in business.
- Dreaming of buying a house means you will enjoy a love adventure, but it will be short. It can also mean well being.
- Building a house in your dream is the sign of being lucky in your work. It refers to your capabilities of trusting yourself, and to your possibilities to be successful. A house in ruins indicates that someone in your family may have difficulties very soon.
- Cleaning your house is a sign of joy and happiness, and abundance coming your way.
- A countryside house predicts a period without a financial problem. If you see a house being demolished, this represents a quarrel.
- The façade of a house in your dream suggest good looks.
- If in your dream termites or bugs that are invading the house, this foretells an unfavorable future.
- An empty house is a sign of unfulfilled hope and a low income.
- Heating a house suggests short-term profound emotions.
- A countryside house means peace and quiet. A house hit by lightning tells you to not trust the future.
What does the actual room in the house mean in a dream?
- Attic: The attic indicates that you are going through a period of spiritual development.
- Living Room: Seeing the living room in your dream represents that in time things will work out well but you need to relax in life.
- Bathroom: Dreaming of a bathroom is connected to feeling and being clean. This can mean that elements of your life are going on in your life right now.
- Bedroom: Dreaming of a bedroom indicates your own sexual relationships. This dream can indicate being at one with your partner in life.
- Hallway: the hallway in a dream is connected to how you manage different conversations in life and that other person will turn to you for advice.
- Garden: Dreaming of your garden or backyard can suggest that you need to focus on going back to nature.
- Dining Room: Dreaming of a dining room indicates the need for spiritual development. Every night in dreams we encounter love, grace and we go into our own world. Each dream about the house represents our own spiritual eyes to see different things from a different perspective.
What does it mean to dream about selling a house and then regretting it?
To dream about selling a house in a dream and regretting it represents a pivotal moment in life. The actual house could signify something that is important to you. This may not necessarily the house itself - it could represent a job or even a partner. This indicates a state of balance and also abundance in your life. Even though you regretted selling the house it can suggest that opportunities, rewards and gifts may be closer than you think. Dreams are often based on our own fears or experiences in reality and dream of selling your house represents the fear of moving in a certain direction.
What does it mean to dream about an old house you use to live in?
To revisit an old house you use to live in, or a childhood house can indicate that you need to return to something in life. There are generally things in life that remind us of the past. This could be a school or meeting an old friend. Thinking of the past can often trigger dreams of being in an old house you use to live in.
What does it mean to dream of your grandmother's house?
Dreaming about your grandmother’s house, (even if she has passed on) can signify guidance and healing. If you felt safe and secure in your grandmother’s house when you’re a child it is not uncommon to have this dream when you are facing challenges in waking life. Grandmothers in dreams often signify your own emotions. It can suggest that you need to confide in someone you respect. Again, such a dream may mean you were worried about something in life. Grandmothers play a significant role in our early years and if this was the case for you then it could just be that you are looking for security.
What does it mean to dream of a white house?
A white house can be a symbol of purity and also fears. The white is symbolic of new events both spiritual and psychical. There is a focus on renewal and healing in life.
What does it mean to dream of a black and white house?
A black and white house can be either a passion or area of your life that need more attention, it can mean that opposites attract. As black and white generally symbolizes feeling happy the dream can mean you will be focused and inspired going forward.
What does it mean to dream of moving back to an old house?
I kept having this dream of moving back to an old house and if you encounter this dreamt could be a symbol of balance. Spiritual balance and also completeness. The details of the house are important, a childhood house can be connected to peace and hope.
What does it mean to dream of a crowded house?
To see a crowded house in your dream could stand for feeling overwhelmed in life. This dream could mean that you are longing for new experiences. To dream of not being able to enter the house due to others signifies that you are worried about changes. It is possible for you to have a desire and in the world of dream interpretation to see crowds of people can indicate that you need to reach beyond what you think you can achieve.
What might it imply to dream about a flooded house?
A flooded house in your dream could signify that your emotions are overflowing. It is possible that something happened in life that triggered you feeling emotional and you do (under everything) know what it is. To dream of being in your house and it suddenly floods can indicate that you have many emotions at the moment that you are dealing with. Being trapped in a flooded house can mean that you need to spend time on those things that are important to you.
What does it mean to dream of your mother in the house?
Seeing your mother in a house in your dream could be a sign that, you are on the right path to success in all areas of your life. At the moment, things are looking great and nothing is standing in your way to success. This is a sign that you need to ensure that, you keep going along the same road and don’t give up until you reach your goals.
What might it mean to dream about a snake in your house?
A dream where you see a snake in your house is an indication that, you are going to face some possible dangers and problems - which will happen to you or to someone close to you. Generally seeing a snake in a dream is not a great omen (according to folklore) so this dream can mean deceit. You will need to be extra careful in the days to come because you may find yourself surrounded by negativity.
What might it indicate to dream about being homeless?
Not having a house in your dream could indicate you are going to experience some difficulties in your life. Often being without a home can indicate that you need to focus on your career and personal life. You will have to wait until the season is over before you start afresh in your life.
What does it mean to dream of hidden rooms?
When writing this dream meaning it reminded me of the story of Narnia – make sure you did not watch this movie before bed as it can just be a reflection of the film! Seeing hidden rooms or doors in your dream can be an indicator about how you are developing or growing, especially around your career. The hidden rooms can be sections of your own mind or hidden feelings and aspects in your life. If the hidden rooms consisted of gardens, forests, fields or even beaches then this is a representation of the external environment. In life we are all linked to nature and its cycles also reflect our own. If the hidden rooms in dreams worry or scare you in any way then this can indicate that you are trying to make sense of the world. If you find hidden rooms in your own house during the dream then this signifies somebody is trying to assert their control over you. The actual type of room is also important. So, a bedroom, for example, could mean you have deep feelings for someone.
What could it denote to dream about buying a house?
Making an offer on a property is a positive dream. Dreaming about buying a house in your dream could imply that, you are currently working hard in order to earn something in your life. Here, the dream is trying to encourage you to keep it up because, at the end of it all, you will enjoy the outcome. Alternatively, the dream could mean you are going to make a mistake you cannot amend.
What might it imply to dream about moving to another house?
Remember before I said that houses are a reflection of us. Dreaming of moving into another house could mean that, in the days to come, you may receive some unexpected news and this will literally “move” you into another direction. It might be that, you will be promoted or that you will be relocating, or a new job. Alternatively, the dream could be a sign that, you are going to on a road trip. Moving and packing your belongings during a dream can indicate moving forward in life. If the house you move to is lovely then this can indicate a new possibility coming your way.
What about the dream house size or condition?
The first thing that is important when analyzing a dream about the house it is overarching size, past associations and also the general state and condition. Sometimes we can dream of an abandoned house or somewhere that is lacking loving care. If this is the case it can illustrate that you are feeling worried about yourself and your own feelings. If the house was very large, such as a manor house and this may anticipate and act out how you are feeling about life. The grandness of the house can be connected to your own human psyche. A house that is massive or too big to explore during your dream illustrates you are feeling neglected to deal with issues in waking life. If the house is old-fashioned or does not seem to appear to be a complete house then this may be connected to how you perceive yourself in the future. Dreams of ancient houses can often act as a metaphor for repairing relationships that have gone wrong.
What does it mean to dream of many houses?
If you had a dream of a row of houses alternatively you kept seeing different types of houses in the dream and this is a representation of isolated events or people in your life. It could mean that each of the houses that appears in your dream are a representation of issues, problems for people in waking life. The sheer weight of the visual mental stimulation that we encounter when we dream can affect what we see. If you are looking around or exploring a number of homes in a dream then this illustrates you are trying to make sense of the world around you. It could mean that in daily life you have absorbed a lot of information and that the house itself represents that information.
What might it mean to dream about your house is in good condition?
A dream where you see that your house is in good condition could be a sign that, in the near future, you are going to experience something new or you are going to receive some good news which you were least expecting. A newly decorated or renovated home can imply positivity that will make you feel spiritually prosperous.
What could it denote to dream about someone building you a house?
A dream where you see someone building a house could be a sign that, you are going to experience some major changes in your life in the days to come. Building in dreams is all about building bricks in life. According to folklore, your financial situation is going to improve (so good for you)! This dream can also mean that you will get a job promotion or a pay rise and this will impact positively on your family and your life as a whole.
What does a thatched cottage in your dream mean?
I know this seems a bit of a crazy dream, but a thatched cottage or house is connected to emotions. It could mean that you will experience some financial problems, but in time these will sort themselves out.
What might it imply to dream about being locked out of the house?
This dream is common and is associated with keys. Keys in dreams mean “opening” new opportunities. A dream where you are being locked out of the house could mean that you feel insecure and rejected. Sorry, it is not more positive! There could be someone in your real life whom you feel that, is leaving you behind. On the other hand, it could mean you are leaving a phase in life behind. It could be your parent, partner in business or your lover is moving in another direction. The “leaving behind” could just be your feeling and not actually mean that you are being left.
What might it signify to dream about a destroyed house?
A dream where you see a destroyed house could mean you are likely going to feel things are too much and you need time to think. It could also be symbolic of transformation in a family, divorce, or money issues.
What might it mean to dream about a part of a house missing?
Dreaming about a part of a house missing (such as the upstairs) could mean that, you are feeling bad due to a part of your area of life having reduced function. You might have been involved in an accident causing you to lose a leg or a hand and it is making it hard to for you to adjust to your new condition. Or you might have been in a wonderful relationship and your partner just pulled out and you are wondering how you are going to succeed minus them in your house.
What might it imply to dream about an empty house?
Dreaming about an empty house denotes that, at the moment, you are feeling the emptiness inside you. You have no one to turn to as everyone seems to have left you alone. On a lesser note such a dream can imply depression and this period might last for a while, especially if you succumb to anxious feelings.
What might it mean to dream about a house without walls?
A house without walls in your dream could mean that you lack privacy. You feel that there are people around you who are always getting involved in your business and yet, you are unable to chase them away. It is time to set up boundaries in your life before their actions hurt you or your progress in life.
What might it denote to dream about an abandoned house?
An abandoned house in the dream could be a representation of your past life and before who are no longer in your present life. It can suggest that you are currently ready to move forward in your future life and there is nothing you feel can obstruct you. Everything that happens in your life in the past no longer matters to you and you have to let go of all the negativity that you hold.
What might it indicate to dream about a house that is wrecked?
A house that is wrecked in the dream could mean that, at the moment, it is possible that you simply need to tidy up. You are currently experiencing emotional and psychological challenges - which are making you feel worried or depressed. This is a dream to rid yourself of these feelings in order to be able to regain control of your current situation before it goes out of control.
What might it mean to dream about cleaning a house?
Dreaming about cleaning a house might indicate that, there is a need for you to get rid of bad things and all the negativity in your life. You could be seeking improvement in every way possible. The road doesn’t seem to be easy for you, but you have no other option but to do something to change your life for the better.
What might it mean to dream about a dirty house?
Seeing a dirty house in your dream could mean that, you are hurt. It could be due to a certain current situation or a relationship you are in at the moment. Your partner might have hurt you with their words or actions and you feel like these difficult moments are not going to fade from your life any time soon. Before you give up and embrace these negative feelings, you will need to start remembering the good old times! Seeing clutter in a house is a reflection of your mind.
What might it imply to dream about someone else’s house?
Someone else’s house appearing in your dream might mean that there is a lot about yourself which you need to learn. You could be having feelings and memories that you have buried deep down and you are forcing yourself to forget about them. If your family or friend cannot be able to help you get back on the right track, then you will need to seek professional help to cure the insecurities.
What could it indicate to dream about a house underwater?
Dreaming about a house underwater might imply that, you are currently satisfied with your life. Everything seems to be in order and you don’t see the need to change anything. The reason why you are satisfied could be that, you are in a good career or relationship.
What could it imply to dream about someone breaking into your house?
Someone breaking into your house in the dream might indicate you are going to experience some financial difficulties in the days to come. This dream can imply that you could be disappointed due to the problems that the finances will bring into your life. This dream can sometimes appear when you are trying to break your feelings about something or someone.
What might it mean to dream about being unable to find your house?
Walking the streets trying to find your house can mean that you need to understand yourself better. Being unable to find your house in the dream is an indication that, you have to have more confidence. It is going to happen because something unexpected will present itself in your life and you will not be prepared for it. You will need to regain your confidence by getting in touch with your family and friends and don’t waste any more time thinking about the negativity in the past.
What might it imply to dream about looking at a house?
A dream where you are looking at a house is a sign that, you are being warned by your subconscious that, you are going to face some serious troubles in the coming days. Whatever it is, it is going to cause serious loss and damage in your life. Be careful and treat this dream as a warning so that, you will minimize or stop the troubles from happening.
What might it mean to dream about having your own house?
Having your own house and yet you live with someone in your waking life, then the dream is a sign that, you have a need to become independent in the coming days. Alternatively, the dream might mean that there is a need for you to become self-reliant and accept some responsibilities in your life.
What might it signify to dream about your house being occupied by someone?
If you dream of your house being occupied by someone in your dream could be a sign that, you are currently encountering unstable relationships with those around you. I remember I had a dream of someone living in my house it was quite strange. Spiritually this can mean there are people trying to take over your life.
What does it mean to dream of a house falling apart?
A house in a bad condition in your dream might signify you are going to encounter bad situations and circumstances in the near future. The dream is a metaphor to prepare yourself for the road ahead. The meaning of a house falling down in a dream can indicate that you need the courage and strength to face problems, try to overcome problems in life and move on with your future, leaving the negativity behind.
What might it mean to dream about building a house?
Building a house in your dream could be indicative of going through some good improvements and changes which will make your life better than it currently is. The changes might be in terms of your personality or habits that you had formed that were hindering you from making a headway in terms of life progress.
What could it mean to dream about a haunted house?
A dream about a haunted house might mean you are currently having emotional issues regarding your family or your childhood or even repressed memories. You will need to be strong in order to overcome issues in life. Seeing ghosts in a haunted house can represent areas of your past.
What might it mean to dream about a front of a house with long steps towards the door?
A house with long steps towards the door in the dream could mean that there is a situation in your life which you are feeling to be a mountain to accomplish. The long steps could mean that you need to focus on more effort in order to finish tasks so you can relax.
What might it imply to dream about your house being robbed?
Seeing your current house being robbed in the dream might indicate that bad habits, problems or some negativities are currently preventing you from enjoying aspects of life. To be involved in a robbery in the dream is a sign (according to folklore) that you are struggling with moving forward.
By Flo Saul
Oct 12, 2012