The singer is due to give birth to her first baby in the coming weeks and she and boyfriend Simon Konecki are renovating a home in Hove, Southern England, where they can be left in peace.
Adele was raised in Tottenham, north London, but she doesn't want to stay in the UK capital with her child because it is too much like a "goldfish bowl" because of her fame.
A source told People magazine: "Neither she nor Simon want to bring up the baby in London. She says it's like a goldfish bowl. They want to keep a low profile when the baby is born. I think we'll see even less of her then.
"Despite her millions, she is going to give the baby the most important thing of all, love. The baby is very special to have such a special lady as its mother."
Adele just released the theme song to the new James Bond film 'Skyfall' but she has no plans to do anymore work while she is in the latter stages of her pregnancy.
Instead, the 24-year-old singer intends to spend the next few weeks at home.
The source added: "She is totally laying low and nesting. She's enjoyed picking out furniture for the baby's room and trying to choose names."