Dreaming about houses is very common - dreaming about a house can definitely give you a lot of insight into what is currently going on in your life!
What Does it Mean to Dream of a House?
Most often a house in a dream represents your whole being, and rooms within a house represent different aspects of yourself or different emotions or memories that are significant in your waking life.
If you think of yourself as a house, you as a being have many different parts and aspects.
Here is what each room of a house represents in relation to yourself:
The kitchen is often called the heart of a home, and is the center of everything that is happening. Kitchens are what makes everything else come together!
The kitchen is also often a busy place and a lot of work happens in the kitchen! For this reason, dreaming of a kitchen may be related to your career and your life work. Are you in a fulfilling career that is central to your happiness and well-being? Or, are you drudging along in mundane work that doesn't really make you happy?
A living room is for living! Dreaming about a living room can give you a lot of clues into what your true feelings are about a situation in your life.
Living rooms are often closely connected with relationships with others - family members and friends.
The bath room is a place where you take care of business! It can also be a sign of taking care of your physical self. There is also water present in a bathroom and water often signifies emotions.
Dreaming about a bathroom is often about releasing emotions and moving on from the past.
A basement is your deep subconscious. Truly, it means to go down deep! Often times a basement is a symbol of our fears and insecurities. The fear of the unknown is a common association with basements.
The attic is about your hopes, goals, and aspirations. Are you living the life you imagined? An attic can be a great resource for insight and inspiration. The view from the attic can mean to take a higher perspective in your life.
Dreaming of being outside of a house means that you are looking at the "big picture". It can also mean you are concerned about appearances.
Now that we know a little bit about the different rooms of a house, it's important to think about the house as a symbol.
Common House Dream Symbol Meanings
In addition to thinking of a house in a dream as being about yourself, it's helpful to think of other common associations with houses we may have.
Houses are Places of Shelter and Protection
We all need shelter to survive. A house can be a place of safety and protection. It can also be a place to hide - especially if the house you dream about has tall fences, heavy curtains, and is like a maze inside!
Thinking about the details of the house can help you understand whether you feel safe and protected, or whether you feel like you may need additional shelter in your life. It is also helpful to think about current things happening in your waking life that may have some bearance on safety, protection, security, and comfort.
Houses Can be a Symbol for Appearance
Many people see houses as a status symbol. A grand castle, a giant mansion, the perfect yard - dreaming about a large fancy house can mean that you want others to perceive you as something grand.
In contrast, a shabby house in a dream could mean that you feel like others do not see you for who you really are.
Is the House in the Dream a Fixer Upper? What Part of Yourself Do You Want to Fix?
Dreaming about making repairs to a house or buying a house that needs repairs can mean there is an aspect of yourself that is neglected. It could mean that you are wanting to change and improve, but are feeling stuck or unsure of what to do about the situation.
Where is this house?
The location of the house can also give us some clues about the meaning of the dream. When you are interpreting your dreams, it is helpful to take into consideration all of the details!
Is the house in a large city? Or is it isolated on the top of a mountain? As you might guess, a house on a hill in the middle of nowhere might mean you are feeling lonely or feeling like you don't connect well with others.
Dreaming about a house in the city might mean you feel like you need more connection with others, or it could mean you feel like you need some of your own space - all depending on the overall mood and vibe of the dream of course!
Dreaming of a House Can Show You Your Highest Potential
Most dreams about houses can show us what we are capable of being and doing as our highest and best selves. We are the great creators of our lives, and a dreaming about a house can help you understand exactly how to build the life you want.
Do you have a dream about a house you would like to interpret or understand more about? Share your experiences in the comments section below!