To dream of being outside represents feelings of freedom, openness, or opportunities. Awareness of a situation becoming less rigid. Not having to think in one specific way. Taking action with your problems instead of just thinking or talking about them. Taking theories into action. Feeling good actualizing your goals. Feeling that there are no limits. Making progress.
Negatively, dreaming of being outside may reflect problems with avoiding complying with rules, parents, teachers, or bosses. Too much freedom and not enough respect for structure. Goofing off. Not enough time being spent on planning. Excessive spontaneity. No respect for limits. Anxiety about being stuck in the middle of a project or plan that you can’t stop or reverse.
In many dreams it may be best to focus less on the symbolism of being outside as opposed to the location you see yourself at inside the dream. Whether or not you have a roof over your head may have less significance than where you are located. For example if someone were to dream of being outside on a cliff, the cliff symbolism would most likely be more significant than being outside.
Example: A man dreamed of being inside a house and then walking outside to front porch. In waking life he was thinking of a plan to trick a criminal who had mislead him and then finally decided to take action with it.
Example 2: A man dreamed of seeing an open field filled with rainbows. In waking life he was experiencing a rush of creativity with his artwork that never seemed to stop.