Thanks for the reply. You're right, I am connecting via SSH, I should've provided that info. Ah, I can see why I get the path I do.
My only other choice is I think pserver but the passwords are sent clearext (blech) and anyway I don't think dreamhost supports (?).
I will need to think about your apache comment. I'm not familiar with this kind of cvs configuration.
My other thought was whether there was some form of directory remapping trick (Domains->Remap Subdir)... but I guess due to SSH I am logging in as it were at the root, so this won't help?
What Subversion client are you using? I am using the CVS support in Eclipse, and while I know there's an Eclipse SVN one in open source I am not sure the quality.
Also, do you find the SVN currently supported by dreamhost to be ok? I notice its 1.1.4 but the currently released version is 1.4.