7 Dreams About Old Houses : Meaning & Interpretation

Dreams about old houses – Old houses in a dream are usually a symbol of a past life. It could be that the dreamer has issues about their past life that they wish they had fixed.


It could be any aspect of the dreamer’s old life depending on how the dream plays out. It often times  a reflection of the yearning to fix the past.

When the dreamer understands that the past is not their responsibility and that it is gone forever, maybe the dreams would stop recurring.

The recurring dream only happens when the incident in the waking life keeps happening. In this case, it is the desire to fix the past which cannot be met.

There are other reasons why you are experiencing this dream and they are as follows.

  1. You see the world a certain way

When you see an old house in your dream, this means that there is a certain way that you see your life. How you see your life and your place in the world depends on how the old house looks.


It could be a positive view if the old house is in good condition or a negative one if the house is dilapidated.

  1. You react in a certain way to the world around you

A dream about an old house could also be an indication of the way you react to the world around you. You could be acting defensively, motivated, aggressively or resigned. This will all depend on your waking life and the state of the old house in your dream.

  1. You could have neglected your life

An old house in your dream could also happen because you might be neglecting certain aspects of your life. You might be ignoring certain responsibilities that you have.

You might be neglecting a certain state of affairs involving your life and this might be affecting your life and those around you in a negative way. Maybe it’s time you did something to put things in order again.


  1. Good health

The dream could also be a symbol of your good health especially if in the dream you are doing renovations in the old house or painting it for example.

It is a sign that you are taking good care of the material aspects of your life but are still lacking in the emotional or spiritual sectors of your life.

  1. Warning about bad habits

You could also be having this dream because you have bad habits that you are reluctant to let go of. Could be habits that could lead to destruction like smoking, drug abuse, immorality and so on. It could be a warning especially if the old house in your dream is on fire.

  1. You are on the right path in your life.

You could also be having this dream because you are on the right path in your life. You might have. You made the right decision and are now on the right path. This is the case especially if you are restoring the old house in your dream.


Common Dreams About Old Houses

There are common dreams about old houses and they are as follows

  1. Dream about a dilapidated old house

When you see a rundown old house in bad condition, unpainted and seem neglected for a long time, this isn’t a good sign.

It could be a sign of your neglecting of important aspects of your life. It could be your health, which you aren’t doing anything to improve and are actually indulging in bad habits.

You are not exercising and are generally feeling run down, not taken care of and are not even making an effort to improve matters.  The dream could be your wakeup call to finally take charge of your life.

  1. Dream about renovating an old house

This dream is a good sign which is an indication of growth and good health. If you are painting the house in your dream, even better because that is a sign of healing.

It could also mean that your great effort in perfectly handling the material aspects of your life is finally paying off and you are now living comfortably. However, it could also be a sign that you are lacking emotionally or spiritually.


  1. Dream about an old house on fire

This could be a warning dream indicating the things in your life that you need to give up. Failure to give up these things might lead to your destruction, financially, health-wise or spiritually.

These things that you have to let go are no doubt negatively influencing your life and you would be better off without them. With the fire in the dreams, that looks like the consequences those bad things you are holding on to could be dire.

  1. Dream about exploring or walking in an old house.

 This is a positive old house dream that could be a symbol of your great progress in life. It means that you are on the right path of your life and will soon achieve your growth. It also means that little by little you are making progress.


  1. Dream about getting lost inside an old house

When you experience this dream it could be you are buried deep in thoughts about a critical matter concerning your family.

It could be a sign that you are worried or stressed about a family member. They could be in trouble and you are wondering just how you are going to help them out. Generally, you are worried about issues affecting your family.

  1. Dream about demolishing an old house

When you are demolishing an old house in your dream, this is an indication that someone is making an effort to harm your family. Expect fights, rumors or bad blood to occur between family members or people close to the family.


  1. Dream about grass growing inside an old house.

This dream is a sign that a birth or wedding involving people close to you or even yourself is going to occur very soon.

Dreams about old houses can be unnerving at times. However, they should not be a cause for alarm sometimes they can be positive too.

It all depends on what is happening in your waking life and how your dream appears. Remember everything about the old house down to the colors in your dream for a clearer interpretation.

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