My first post on this forum! I found my way here when I was searching for those big special needs beds that can comfortably accomodate an adult. I've since done quite a bit of research and thought I'd share some of my findings.
I've read a bunch of other threads, here, and on other forums, about cribs that are big enough for adults. Good news: there are many out there. Bad news: they're all expensive. Some of these companies are in the UK, some in the US.
All are several thousand dollars. If buying from overseas, the shipping alone is a few thousand, because of the size and weight, which is typically several hundred pounds. The reason they cost so much is because they really are extremely high-quality. They're not just cheap baby cribs that are super-sized for adults, like you might find on AB websites.
Most of these companies will customize any aspect of any of their models, but of course, will cost even more. I'm not sure if they're friendly towards the enthusiast crowd, so you may want to keep that to yourself, though I don't see the harm. I want one because I've always felt "recharged" in confined spaces, even as a child. I even slept in cardboard boxes lol.
Electric Adjustable Beds, Medical Beds and Mobility Beds by BaKare Beds Ltd, UK has many models to choose from. My favorite is the Jonas [removed]. Unfortunately, BaKare's customer service wasn't forthcoming in trying to help me figure out how to ship one of their beds to the US. So I gave up on them.
So, onto KayserBetten, makers of similar beds to those of the UK-based BaKare. Unlike the UK-only BaKare, KayserBetten has distributors in the US as well, which I found at KayserBetten Hannah Secure Sleep Systems, so the domestic shipping should be cheaper than importing from the UK. Maybe that's wishful thinking. You can even have them add bars or netting to the top to prevent climb-out.
Though not strictly a crib, the Bearhugzzz bed is an interesting alternative. It's not a solid wood structure. It's more of a padded box that is easily assembled and disassembled with velcro. Unfortunately, they too are based in the UK Bearhugzzz > Paediatric Care > Home > Kinderkey Healthcare Ltd but they are less expensive than the cribs.
Based in the US, Pedicraft makes adult-sized metal cribs Pedicraft: Best Hospital Cribs, Baby Cribs, Pediatric & Neonatal Cribs on Offer
Here's a giant pillow, the size of an adult: Positional Therapy Pillow Company
Has anyone found any other brands of adult-sized cribs?