He also has an intellectual fondness for philosopher Ken Wilbur’s Integral Theory, the idea that all the various social and professional paradigms we live with can be understood in such a way that a mutually enriching and integrative approach can be found even amongst the most divergent of ideas. It was only a matter of time before Chamberlin Productions began to evolve. That’s not to say that Tate abandoned event production; far from it, actually. It would be more accurate to say that he began to build off it and expand into a new space and way of working with his skills and interests. Such is the alchemy of an artful life. Such is the origin story of Blunderbuss.
Located on a sprawling property just west of Bozeman city limits, Blunderbuss (named after a legendary pirate firearm that was capable of firing off nearly anything and everything that could be wedged down its barrel) is a place that defies mainstream description. It is a hostel for artists and entrepreneurs, a place where you can drop anchor for anywhere from three to eighteen months and focus on your creative pursuit of choice while surrounded by a transcendent atmosphere of support. It is a meeting space and a maker space and a place for social chemistry. It is a print shop that is also home to a few frisbee golf holes, tiny houses, art studios, fire pits, breakout rooms, and limitless exploration. With 38.5 kilowatts of solar power, an emerging food forest, and an elaborate water catchment system, Blunderbuss, which, at any given moment, is home to 24 different people from around the world, is also a beacon of sustainability.