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Dreaming about a House – What Could It Mean?

A dream about a house is not uncommon – in fact, it’s one of the most common dream scenarios. We tend to dream of places we’ve been or that mean something to us, like our childhood home. Sometimes, these dreams are simply a reflection of our longings for a place or a time in our lives, while at others, it’s simply a reflection of our waking experiences.

Dreams about houses can have a myriad of interpretations, some of which can be positive, some negative, and others as warnings or dreams to guide you.

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When trying to interpret your dream about a house, there are various factors that need to be taken into consideration such as the type of house you saw, the condition it was in, and who else was in it, as well as the part of the house.

Dreaming about a House Meaning

Dreams about Houses – Common Scenarios

Dreaming about an Abandoned House

Houses in dreams can represent ways of living, belief systems, or certain relationships and dreaming of an abandoned house could mean that you have given up on these. These kinds of dreams are typically a signal that something in your life is being neglected, just like the house that you saw.

The abandoned house could also represent your past and the people in it. It could be a sign that you’ve let go of it all and are ready to move on to a better future.

Dreaming about a New House

If you dream about a new house or a recently renovated house, it could mean that you’re preparing yourself mentally to experience something new in life. Perhaps you’re getting ready to embark on a new adventure, assume new tasks and roles at work, or engage in a completely new chapter in life.

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Dreaming about a new house can also mean that you’re ready to acknowledge and face the things you rejected or neglected in your waking life. It’s likely you’re becoming a more self-reliant and emotionally mature person.

Dreaming about a Small house

Dreaming about a very small house represents a feeling of being small or insignificant in your waking life. It can also signify that you’re having trouble reaching your goals and implies that you will soon solve any issues you may currently be experiencing. As a result, you’ll be able to move forward in life, overcoming the obstacles that may stand in your way.   

Dreaming about a Big House

Dreaming about a large house usually has a positive interpretation as it symbolizes confidence.  The larger the house is, the more positive the symbolism of your dream. It could be an indication that you’re being productive and trying to move forward in life instead of dwelling on the past. If you see a mansion, it can mean that you’ll get over the difficulties you’ve been facing and will soon live in peace and harmony with those around you.

This dream could also be a signal from your subconscious mind, letting you know that there is a lot of growing to be done in your life and that now would be the time to start working on it.  

Dreaming about a Beautiful House

If you see a beautiful house in your dreams, it indicates that somebody has caused a positive impact on your life and emotions. This may have completely changed the way you think about yourself. This dream scenario can also mean that you’re waiting to hear some good news that you will soon receive.  

Dreaming of a beautiful house in a warm atmosphere can also have something to do with your satisfaction with your family life. It can also mean that you made a promise to someone or the other way around. This promise could be something that could positively impact your life.

Dreaming about Buying a House

If you’re hoping to buy a new house in your waking life, dreaming about buying one is common. It can be triggered by your subconscious mind to tell you that you’ll soon, if not already, be faced with a decision that could have permanent or long-lasting effects. You might feel good about this decision, or you might be very anxious about making that decision.

If you’re single, buying a new house in a dream could signify that you will soon meet someone new. Getting a mortgage symbolizes an increase in finances and a better future ahead.

Dreaming about the Same House

Recurring dreams about the same house can indicate that you’re feeling vulnerable or unsettled in your waking life. These dreams could be telling you that it’s time to think about how you can grow as a person. On the other hand, it could also indicate that you feel as though you’re stuck in a rut and your life is monotonous and lacking direction.

Dreaming about the same house can also be the result of your subconscious mind reminding you of a major decision you’ve been afraid to take. You may have been postponing it as you were uncomfortable facing it.

Many say that after they made this important decision, they stopped experiencing dreams about these recurring dreams.

Dreaming about Your Childhood Home

If you dream about your childhood home, you might want to think about how you relate to your past. You may be spending a lot of time thinking about your past and feeling nostalgic. If this is the case, these thoughts can manifest in your dreams in the form of your childhood home or some familiar place that you used to live in.

This dream is usually triggered by you reconnecting with someone from your past or longing for the feeling of being free from problems and responsibilities. However, it can also signify the resurgence of suppressed experiences or memories. This dream could be indicating that all in not right in your waking life, and that you will need to grapple with these issues.

Dreams about Different Parts of a House


Dreams about houses can represent various aspects of yourself, while different parts of a house can signify the different areas in life that you need to look at.

Dreaming about One Room or Many

If your dream involves more rooms, it could have various meanings. Dreaming about a house with many rooms could mean that some good news might be in store for you. These dreams can make you aware of certain aspects of yourself that you had never noticed before.

This can be a great motivator and if all the rooms seem new, it could be a signal that there are many possibilities in your life. On the other hand, if you find this house enjoyable to explore, then you’re probably feeling very confident about yourself and are rediscovering yourself.

Dreaming about the Front or Back of the House

If you’re looking at the front of a house in your dream, it likely represents the self-image that you project onto others. The back of the house could indicate things about yourself that you keep hidden from view and don’t want anyone to see or know about.  You may be feeling uncomfortable showing others your true self.

Dreaming about Being Upstairs

Dreaming about being upstairs could be a sign from your subconscious mind that you’re overthinking in your waking state. This dream can be a very positive signal that can set you on a path towards rediscovery as it allows you to examine what exactly you’re thinking about and how you can handle these thoughts.

Dreaming about the Basement

If you were dreaming about the basement of the house, it could mean that you’re someone who relies on your gut feeling and instincts. It could also mean that your subconscious mind is trying to tell you to reconnect with your rational side and that you need to reconsider the bases upon which your life was built.

Dreaming about Your Bedroom

Bedrooms in dreams generally represent unresolved desires or a project that could result in your success and prosperity. If the bedroom is beautifully decorated, it could be a sign of marriage, while a dirty, messy bedroom represents conflict, misunderstandings, and quarrels. Dreaming about more than one bedroom could imply that you need more rest.

Dreaming about a Living Room

Living Rooms in general are symbolic of our lifestyle and dreaming about one could represent your strength, stability, and solidity. It may also indicate that there will be a sudden, unexpected turn of events.  

A beautiful, well-maintained living room represents good relationships with your loved ones while a dirty, messy one could be a sign that you need to work on building or strengthening your relationships with others.

Dreaming about a Toilet

While this dream scenario may seem strange and unusual, it’s more common than you may think and has positive interpretations. Dreaming of a toilet could be an indication of your willingness or readiness to quit something that is causing you pain and move on to bigger and better things.  This dream is all about cleansing yourself from toxic experiences that you’re currently experiencing in your waking state.

Dreaming about an Attic

Attics are common settings for dreams and can have many meanings. They can represent a chaotic state or feeling as though you’re not in control of your life. If you see a neat, well-organized attic in your dream, it could mean that you’re feeling nostalgic and want to go back in time to your happiest moments in life.  

Wrapping Up

Dreaming about a new home may carry many different meanings that can depend on various factors. In order to interpret your dream as accurately as possible, it’s important to note down as many of the details as possible, before you’re no longer able to recall them.

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Apsara Palit
Apsara Palit

After completing her post-grad in Values, Ethics and Indian Culture, Apsara is sharing her knowledge of symbolism, mythology, history and culture through her blogs. Apsara lives in India and believes in getting a first-hand understanding of culture through travelling.