September 11, 2014 - Category: Dream Symbols

Dreams about houses / homes /apartments- what do they mean? (dream interpretation on houses and homes)

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Dream Interpretation: house/home/residence in dreams – what do they mean?

Have you dreamt of houses or apartments, then these are often images on your personality / who you are. Especially if it is your own home in the dream – whether it actually looks like the home you live in, in reality, or not. If it is a different home in the dream, it may just be a picture of a new and different version of you – something you can become or are becoming. The different rooms (including 1st floor, attic, basement, etc.) will then be pictures on the sides of your personality. Your house might of course also simply mean your house. The following describes the importance of housing / homes (houses and apartments) in dreams.

A house – typical meaning in dreams.

A house / home has a protective function. When we are there we are mostly secure; we feel at home. In this picture, the house (where we live), is that which “surrounds” us, the home in which we feel at home, and thus the personality (and related behaviors) that characterizes us and in which we “feel at home in.” Some psychologists would call it our “self” – an image of who we are.

Rooms / spaces as images on the sides of our personality.

In addition to the above, the different rooms in the house – known and unknown – represent aspects of ourselves – known and unknown. I for example dreamt that I moved into a new apartment, where I found a door to a basement which I did not know was there. The basement was filled with brushes, colors, and all kinds of paint equipment, which actually belonged to the previous owner. I realized that I had some artistic / painting skills, which I did not use, but which I earlier had made ​​great use of. In this context, the basement is as an image on my unconsciousness, as it lies beneath my consciousness (ground floor). I have subsequently used my drawing skills in the processing of my dreams. I have drawn important symbols in my dreams, and whilst working on this, I caught sight of what the specific dream symbol in a specific dream symbolized. Similarly, different rooms in the house, as mentioned earlier, are pictures on the sides of our personality.

When trying to understand your dreams it is important to know that your dreams are… your dreams. As such, you are the best person to figure out the true meaning of your dreams.

However, it is important to learn how to generally approach your dreams. Dream dictionaries like this one are only a supplement, and if you want to fully utilize the potential of your dreams, you should start at a different place.

My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” gives you a great foundation for understanding (and recalling) your dreams.

If we in the dream are afraid to go into a certain room, this will typically be about our relationship with that part of our personality that space represents. If we for example know that this space is filled with musical instruments and we do not dare to go into it, it can be about a fear of living out our musical sides in reality. A fear can be triggered by an inhibiting mindset of “it’s low status / wrong to play music” (something you might have gotten with you from home).

Upper floors of the house / home can represent more intellectual and spiritual sides of us. The facade is similar to our façade – the way we want to be seen on the other, where the contents of the house can look quite different than the “polished” / clean facade. A central place in the home is the kitchen – this is where we are nurtured – in dreams this is the mental nourishment. Is the kitchen in a dream an uncomfortable place to be, it may be an image that we give ourselves mental/spiritual sustenance in an inappropriate way, through harmful thoughts, etc.

The childhood home in dreams.

If we dream about our childhood home, it’s usually something in us that is shaped by/points back to events in our childhood. In addition to the above, the kitchen/dining room in our childhood home is often a place where we have had very socializing moments with our parents and possibly siblings. There can be many patterns – especially how we communicate as part of a family. The dreams here can show how we have learned appropriate/inappropriate ways of being with our dear ones on. Have you dreamt of a house/home – perhaps your childhood home, then don’t hesitate to write in the comment box below.

Dream dictionaries are a very helpful tool when interpreting dreams. However, generally learning how to approach your dreams, will give you a better foundation for understanding them. My online course “Unlock your DREAMlife” teaches you how to much better utilize – recall and understand – your dreams.


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Also read: Why I no longer interpret dreams for free

NOTE: Dreams are 100% individual, and when you dream about houses and/or homes, it’s almost certainly about something else for you than it is for your friend, who also dreamt about houses and/or homes. Dream interpretation / dream analysis is sometimes a difficult art, and a particular interpretation of a dream is only correct if you feel “affected” by it. Therefore, it is not certain that the above mentioned interpretations are relevant to you.