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House in a Dream



  • Mind

  • Project

  • Personality

  • Life

  • Situation

  • Spirit

  • Ego

  • Family

  • Stability

  • Beliefs

  • Achievements

  • Thoughts

  • Family life

  • Spiritual state

  • Health condition

  • Psychological condition

Houses and Buildings in Dreams

In dreams, houses and buildings represent different aspects of your inner architecture. While buildings often symbolize more public aspects of your life, houses are a more personalized representation of your inner world. The condition of the house provides many clues about your inner state. For instance, an old house might indicate that you need to update your worldview or that you are holding on to outdated beliefs. A new house, on the other hand, symbolizes renewed energy and a fresh perspective.

Reflecting Your Inner Self

A house in a dream represents different facets of your inner self, your soul, and how you see yourself in life. The state of the house relates to how you perceive your position and progress in life. A dream where you see yourself in a small house might reflect feelings of not having achieved much, whereas a large and grand house might signify pride in your accomplishments and a belief in significant progress. Dreaming of owning a castle or a magnificent house suggests that you are building a bright future for yourself.

Your Place in the World

A house in a dream might also reflect your perceived place and situation in the world. A solitary house in a forest might symbolize feelings of loneliness and isolation, while a house surrounded by many others indicates sociability. The condition of the house can reveal how you feel about yourself. An old or dilapidated house might signal feeling aged or in need of repair (physically or mentally).

The State of the House: Personal Condition

The symbolic house in your dream can provide insight into what you have built so far, what you have achieved, and your current state. For example, your education, accumulated knowledge, and even financial status can influence how you feel about yourself subconsciously. If you have significant financial savings and feel secure about the future, you might dream of a solid, castle-like house. Conversely, a fragile, broken-down house can indicate insecurity. If you see a strong, beautiful house in the distance, it might symbolize a positive outlook on the future.

Specific Rooms in the House

Different rooms in the house relate to various aspects of your personality. The decoration and architecture of the house can reflect your “style.” A large and spacious house might indicate a broad perspective, while a palace-like house can reflect a fear of intimacy. Narrow or dirty walls might suggest that you are putting up barriers between yourself and others. If the room is well-lit, you are exploring ideas in your active consciousness; if it is dark, whatever you are discovering is currently unknown or unexplored within you.

Attic and Basement Symbolism

The attic represents higher thinking or spiritual ideas but also indicates ideas you have stored or need to sort out. The dream might suggest that you need to elevate your awareness and clear out things you no longer need. The basement symbolizes the subconscious or the parts of yourself you keep “below the surface.” You often see basements in dreams when undergoing therapy or revisiting the past. New or undiscovered rooms indicate aspects of yourself you are not yet aware of but are beginning to explore. The condition of the basement reflects the state of your subconscious. If you cannot get out of the basement, you might feel trapped in the darkness of your subconscious.

Living Room, Bedroom, and Bathroom

The living room is a social space indicating how you interact with others and your ability to meet new people. The 'bedroom' and 'bathroom' areas represent 'cleansing' or exploring your sexuality. These dreams often bring forward ideas you are not open to during the day. If the foundation of your house is shifting or collapsing, it might indicate that your foundational beliefs need renewal and that negative ideas need to be dismantled.

Hallways and Gardens

Hallways are neutral areas and transition spaces where you meet others, often appearing when exploring options or going through a transition. The front yard represents what you do for “public opinion.” Everything you do in this area is influenced by thoughts of “what others will think.” The backyard, on the other hand, symbolizes the more private aspects of your life. Plants and growth in the backyard represent how you nurture your developing traits. If you are searching for something in the backyard, it indicates you are on a quest. You often discover something hidden among the bushes or in the shadows.

Building or Constructing a House

Houses sometimes represent an “unbuilt” future in your life. Dreaming of starting the construction of a house signifies embarking on something new for the future. You might be starting a new project, education, or have a fantastic business idea that you believe will positively affect your future. Pay attention to the details in the dream: How was the foundation of the house you were building? This might be a warning message about making mistakes at the beginning. If the foundation of the house in your dream is built with weak material, it indicates a poor or wrong start to a project.

Houses as Incomplete Structures

Sometimes, houses appear as unfinished or unstable structures, representing growth towards a not-yet-solidified future. Houses can also symbolize a quest for a new identity, places where you get lost or search for something. Stairs leading up symbolize exploring your desires, while those leading down symbolize understanding the roots of your motivation. The floors of a building can indicate levels of awareness or relate to the numerological meaning of the corresponding number: the ground floor relates to zero, the first floor to 1, and the second floor to 2. Going up to the first floor symbolizes making a new start.

Guests in the House

A guest in the house is an archetype symbolizing a “visitor” in your real life. The character or nature of this guest can give you clues about what awaits you during this temporary phase. For example, a visit from a deceased elder might indicate past energies and unresolved issues that still occupy your mental space, suggesting it is time to sever ties with the past. If a wild animal enters your house, it might indicate feeling insecure. If you are hiding from this animal, you need to face your fears.


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