I know what house dreams tend to generally represent; but I've got some additional issues: I've been house hunting, houses are on my mind constantly these days. I'm making a big move to a new state after divorce, made a big decision to leave my mother behind (she's a narcissist; I can't just stay here for her anymore). Many changes and breaks with the past.
The dream is me & my teen sons living in what is supposed to be my grandmother's old home. It doesn't actually look like it. I just 'know' it is. My g-ma's old home was falling apart last time I saw it (been sold since), and dream house was falling apart– mold, decrepit, etc. in the hallways & upstairs apartment we were staying in.
It was dark and dingy and even though it was very big with lots of rooms they all had a claustrophobic feel.
The only decent part is the downstairs rental apartment; it was renovated (same with my grandmothers real old home, the rental was the only thing upkept). In the dream, nice tenants lived there but I barely knew them.
We were looking forward to finding a nicer place and moving in the dream. But I was a little sad too of what became of the place and of leaving it behind..
This is the 2nd time this year I dreamt I was living in that old house worthy of being condemned. (but the dream version didn't match the real version); last time I wished I could restore it but I realized it was past repair and I had to just move on.
I have my own ideas; any insights welcome :o)