To dream of a house represents your mindset or perspective on a situation. Your take on the experience of current conditions. Beliefs or feelings that you are comfortable with. Your view of an experience that is familiar to you. Your opinion or beliefs about a situation that has become normal to you.
Negatively, a house may reflect a belief system or habit that you take for granted.
The type of house is symbolic for how you are thinking about a particular issue. The condition of the house reflecting your mental state as you experience something. Rich houses symbolize your perspective on issues where you are powerful and resourceful.
Poor houses represent your perspective on issues where you are powerless or emotionally weakened.
The rooms of the house are indicative of how an issue is being approached or dealt with.
To dream of a house being on fire represents feelings of powerlessness to stop some area of your life from being lost for good. It may also reflect angry destructive intentions or intentional harm that can’t be stopped. Feeling stupid that you can’t do anything about stopping damage to some area of your life. A situation may feel permanently out of your control in a negative way.
To dream of buying a house represents your commitment to integrating something into your life. Choosing to make something be normal for you. Alternatively, it may mean that you have worked really hard to earn something. Negatively, buying a new house may mean that you’d made a mistake that you’re stuck with.
To dream of going home in a dream represents a return to familiarity or comfort. Things are becoming normal again. You may have been experiencing difficulties or doing something new.
To dream of cleaning your house represents self-improvement. You may be fine-tuning an idea you have or trying to perfect something. Unnecessary beliefs or habits are being removed or changed.
To dream of a new house represents a new perspective or mindset on a situation. A new way of thinking about something. A new situation may have become normal for you. A better way of living or seeing life. News ideas or lifestyle choices.
To dream of an old house represents a perspective or mindset that is experienced, tried, and trusted.
To dream of being locked out of your house represents rejection and insecurity. You may feel unable to feel as secure or confident as you wish. Feeling displaced beyond your control.
To dream of people moving into your home and claim that it belongs to them represents feelings of being displaced or the “owner” of your own life in some area.
To dream of returning to an old home represents a return to an old or familiar way of thinking. A perspective on life you’ve had before. This may occur when you return to old habits, jobs, relationships, or even go back to school. Alternatively, consider how the reputation the old home has and how it may symbolize your current mindset.
To dream of someone else’s house represents your mindset through the perspective of whatever qualities stand out the most about that person. For example, if you dream of a grandparents house it may represent your mindset through the perspective of a wiser or more experienced aspect of your personality. Meaning you may be dealing with a situation that you have prior experience with. Alternatively, other people’s houses can also be a symbol for issues you have with those people.
To dream of colored houses symbolizes your mind through the perspective of whatever the color represents. For example a blue house symbolizes a positive mindset, and a red house symbolizes a negative mindset. See the themes section for more on colors.
To have your house broken into or robbed symbolizes a problem, negative mindset, or bad habit that is robbing you of happiness, confidence, or integrity.
Abandoned houses symbolize mental or emotional neglect. They may also your view of problems that you gotten used to. A sign that you haven’t bothered to deal with problems or that you need to focus on self-improvement.
Mansions, or homes of wealthy people symbolize your state of mind when feeling powerful, in control, or achieving goals.
House numbers, and locations also add to the symbolism that describes how you are thinking, or feeling.
To dream of a former residence symbolizes your state of mind based on your memories of that house. Consider the number of the house as well using dream numerology.
To dream of your parent’s house symbolizes your state of mind being one that is dealing with their conscience (father) to decide on an issue or confront a negative situation, or using their intuition (mother) to figure out how to solve a problem or stay away from it before it begins.
To dream of seeing a house being destroyed represents some area of your life that you have become accustomed to coming to an end. A perspective on a situation being normal or stable being ruined. Example life situations that may cause this kind of dream may be the loss of a job, loss of health, permanent injuries in an accident, or major changes in family life.
To dream of a broken or damaged house may reflect feelings about your life deteriorating or your identity threatened. Something valuable in your life feels crushed or lost. A sense that a situation is becoming troubling. It may also reflect feelings about your body being damaged.
To dream of a part of your house being missing or removed represents feelings about having reduced function in some area of your life.
To dream of an old house represents feelings old ways of living that are not important anymore. An old house that is still nice looking may reflect old-fashioned values or old-fashioned ways of living. A “classic” or timeless perspective on a situation.
Alternatively, old houses that you use to live in may reflect a perspective on life or a specific situation you are experiencing based on the dominant feelings you had while living in that home.
To dream of the front of a house with very long steps going up towards the front door represents feelings about a situation requiring a lot of effort to begin it. A lot of effort to begin something that isn’t popular.
Example: A wealthy woman regularly dreamed of being in the old impoverished home of her youth. Whenever this dream occurred she was experiencing intense frustration in waking life. The poor home reflected her perspective on a situations where she felt powerless and lack resources to deal with problems.
Example 2: An older woman dreamed of being locked out of a house. In real life she desired to be young again and felt that youth was gone forever.
Example 3: A woman dreamed of her house being badly burned and then slowly being restored. In waking life she had sustained a serious injury to her arm and was awaiting surgery in the hospital.
Example 4: A woman dreamed of being in a house that was too small. In waking life she felt that a relationship with a married man was too difficult to achieve because she was too young and not rich enough to be with him. The small house may have reflected her perspective on her situation being a lot more restricted and difficult than she wanted it to be.